Heart Of Kings

Fiction - Urban
230 Pages
Reviewed on 04/02/2014
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Author Biography

Fanchon Stylezz was born on February 17 in Far Rockaway, Queens. She and her mother relocated several times before settling down in Long Island, New York.

While studying Business Ownership and Money Marketing in high school, Stylezz discovered her true passion for writing. Throughout the years she toyed around with the idea of writing movies, but life had other plans for her. As a single mother of two teens and pregnant with her third child, she decided to take medical classes at Hunter Business School.

Fanchon graduated two weeks ahead of her class with a 3.9 GPA, and shortly afterwards gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. What should have been a normal recovery changed Stylezz life forever. Two weeks after giving birth she suffered a massive heart attack and was diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease and Congestive Heart Failure. An Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator was installed in her chest just to keep her alive.

Fanchon Stylezz is a survivor and an advocate for Heart Disease treatment and research. She remains strong-willed and outspoken. Having plenty of free time on her hands, she dug back into her bag of many talents and started writing again.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tina Stanciu for Readers' Favorite

Taliyah Russo thought her suburban life was the personification of perfection; unfortunately, like many times in life, appearances can be deceiving. When faced with an overwhelming secret that her family has been keeping from her, she needs to forget about her comfortable lifestyle in Long Island and move to Brooklyn and live with her grandmother. In Heart of Kings by Fanchon Stylezz, Taliyah has a lot of trouble adjusting to the new changes and to her family’s reality. With only one friend to help her, the girl falls into the luxurious trap of designer clothes, fast cars, and expensive living when she meets two men, one that appears to be her salvation, her knight in shining armor and the other the person that she can be herself around, and that will always listen to her. Taliyah has never been interested in men and the attention they gave her and now she has fallen for not one, but two apparently perfect men. As the story unfolds, the inexperienced suburban teenager will find herself lost in a world of damnation masked under material benefits and shallow rewards.

Heart of Kings is an emotional roller-coaster, taking readers from the innocence of young Taliyah to the cold-hearted person she becomes once she is involved in things beyond her comprehension. Fanchon Stylezz wrote a powerful journey of trust and deceit, love and hate, family bounds and loneliness, a story that once you start reading you will not be able to let go. As Taliyah's journey moves forward, even though there are moments when you envision the ending, you can’t help but wish for a happy ever after for this young lady, who, without the help and understanding of a loving family, lost track of who she was and most importantly, who she wants to become.

Apart from its literary value, the book is a wonderful life lesson for us all, no matter our age or place of birth; it shows us how things can go wrong only because you once had a few seconds of bad decisions and can’t figure out how to get back on track. It is a lesson on the importance of family and the deceiving facades of love and wealth.

Minnie Gilcrest

I can not wait to read it.


Absolutely refreshing! been patiently waiting for this! I loved it! the realism of the story is touching and I couldn't put it down. I love a book that has me anticipating and still curious about a future. Totally looking forward to a sequel because the ending was so unexpected and optimistic! Job well done.


I had the pleasure of reading this book in advance and to be honest, I found this to be a powerful and harrowing story of a young girl’s slide into decadence and her struggle to leave her life of crime behind and heal the rifts in her family. Fanchon handled the culture shock of a spoiled suburban girl suddenly thrust into the projects very well. The sex scenes are honestly but tastefully handled. Heart Of Kings is a gritty tale--very realistic and it exposes the ugly truth of what life is like behind some families closed door. This is a story that needed to be told.

suga williams

This book is definitely a must read.. a book I can truly relate to, an cant put down